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Easy Piano Sheet for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Book Songs

Music played a big part in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House Books, with Pa often playing his fiddle as the rest of the family sang and danced. Some of the songs continue to be popular, while others have nearly been lost.

If you’ve enjoyed the Little House books, you’re sure to enjoy playing these wonderful songs. The arrangements in this collection are all for very easy (Level 2) to easy piano (Level 3-4). Students can download and print the sheet music and listen to the mp3 files to figure out the rhythms and how everything fits together.

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Wait for the Wagon for Easy Piano

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“Wait for the Wagon” is an American popular song. It was recorded by Bing Crosby on his album 101 Gang Songs (1961). Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Old Dan Tucker for Easy Piano Solo

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Old Dan Tucker” is an American popular song. The origin of this song isn’t known, though it may have been written by songwriter and performer Dan Emmett. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House on the Prairie.”

The Campbells Are Coming for Easy Piano Solo – FREE

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The Campbells Are Coming” is a Scottish song associated with Clan Campbell. The tune is a traditional Scottish air that is similar to “The Town of Inveraray.” Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Weevily Wheat for Easy Piano Solo

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“Weevily Wheat” and several other songs are all based on this tune, including “Charlie,” “Fly Around,” “My Pretty Little Miss,” and “Devilish Mary.” All of these songs have been known to swap verses and use other melodies. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

When Johnny Comes Marching Home for Easy Piano Solo

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a popular American Civil War song that expressed people’s longing for the return of friends and relatives that were fighting in the war. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Pop! Goes the Weasel for Easy Piano Solo  – FREE

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“Pop! Goes the Weasel” is an English nursery rhyme and singing game. The melody  is often used in Jack-in-the-box toys. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House in the Big Woods.”

Star Spangled Banner for Easy Piano Solo

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The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics were written on September 14, 1814 by 35-year-old lawyer Francis Scott Key. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Farmer Boy.”

Oh, Susanna for Easy Piano Solo  – FREE

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Oh! Susanna” is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster. It was first published in 1848 and is one the most popular American songs ever written. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House on the Prairie.”

Camptown Races for Easy Piano Solo

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Camptown Races” is a minstrel song composed by Stephen Foster. It was published in February 1850. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “By the Shores of Silver Lake.

Polly Wolly Doodle for Easy Piano Solo

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“Polly Wolly Doodle” is a song sung by Dan Emmett’s Virginia Minstrels, who premiered at New York’s Bowery Amphitheatre in February 1843. Emmet is sometimes credited as the composer of this song. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “These Happy Golden Years.

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Beethoven at Bat – Great Composer Baseball Game for Kids

Want to teach your piano or general music students about our great composers – and keep them interested?

Beethoven at Bat offers a creative and fun way to introduce you music students to Baroque Era through 21st century composers.

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Game Description

Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game turns your music composer study into playtime. Your music students will learn interesting and sometime hilarious facts about our greatest composers. Time to play ball!

Includes

Printable Game Board (2 Pages)
Set Up & Game Rules
36 Great Composer Cards
4 Score Cards (1 Page)

How to Win the Game

Players follow the instructions on the composer cards to advance on the game board based. The first player to earn 10 points/runs wins the game.

Preparation

1) Tape game board together
2) Cut out composer cards and scorecards
3) Gather three game pawn for each player and one die.

Playing the Game

Players draw a composer card and read the fact. The card also includes instructions on how to advance:

1) Hit – Composer card tells player to advance 1, 2, or 3 bases.
2) Fly Ball – Player loudly calls “Fly Ball.” Player runs the bases while tapping each dot on the game board with game pawn. Their opponent attempts to roll a 1 or 3 to “catch” the fly ball.
3) Home Run – Player runs all the bases. They are awarded 1 point.
4) Foul Ball – No point is scored.

List of Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach
Amy Beach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms
Cecile Chaminade
Aaron Copland
Claude Debussy
Edvard Grieg
George Frideric Handel
Franz Joseph Haydn
Scott Joplin
Alan Menken
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Modest Mussorgsky
Johann Pachelbel
Richard Rogers
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
Clara Schumann
Richard M. Sherman
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonio Vivaldi
Richard Wagner
Andrew Lloyd Webber
John Williams

Summary

Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game keeps things moving by making player turns short, and really makes it fun when players race during the “fly balls.” Music students will benefit most when a music teacher is present to help kids pronounce composer’s names or offer short snippets of the music mentioned on the composer cards.

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Free Resource Account for Teachers from MakingMusicFun.net (COVID-19)

Schools throughout the world are under a lot of pressure to transition to online instruction for the next few weeks due to the Coronavirus. MakingMusicFun.net has offered to help music teachers make this transition easy by providing unlimited free access to their premium resources. Below is a copy of their newsletter.

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The Coronvirus (COVID-19) is affecting us all. Here’s how we’re helping to keep the music going.

We know that many of the people that visit our site are music educators, and you want to provide your students with learning opportunities in the event that your school is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We want to help you and the wonderful kids you teach!

We’ve Created a FREE Music Academy Account for Schools!

To provide an opportunity for kids to keep learning while they’re home from school due to the virus outbreak, we’ve created a free Music Academy account that may be accessed by you and your students.

Access will provide students and music teachers with online piano lessons, digital print piano books, games, and worksheets.

Learn more about the MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy by clicking the link in the bio or by visiting this link:

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Music teachers that are interested in creating packets for their students can also login and print the music theory and composer worksheets that they would like to include.

Music Teachers: Please email us at if you are interested. We’ll send you the login info.

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NOTE: This free shared account will remain open until April 30, 2020.

If there’s anything else we can do, please reach out,

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The free MMF Academy account will give you and your students access to everything on MakingMusicFun.net. You can refer your students to the music academy lessons or send them links to the composer resources, worksheets, and games. You can also print resources for packets.

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Carol of the Bells – Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music

Carol of the Bells is one of the coolest Christmas songs ever, and it’s also a piece that students love to practice. I personally have a student practicing the more advanced arrangement featured in this post for my student Christmas recital. Right from the start he jumped in, and has been practicing like crazy. I’m sure it’s going to shine at the recital tomorrow.

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Carol of the Bells Beginner Piano Arrangement

The first arrangement is a beginner 5-finger arrangement that’s available on MusicNotes.com. It’s an arrangement that’s perfect for a student that has had 5-6 months of piano lessons. Just show them where to position their fingers and they’ll do great. The recording on the site should also be helpful in practicing the piece.

Carol of the Bells for Beginner Piano

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Carol of the Bells Easy/Intermediate Piano Arrangement

This arrangement is for piano students that have already had a few years of piano lessons. There are enough fingering suggestions to get them pointed in the right direction, and an Mp3 recording on the site to help students know what the arrangement should sound like. 

Carol of the Bells for Easy Piano

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About Carol of the Bells (Ukranian Bell Carol)

Carol of the Bells is a popular Christmas carol written by Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914. The lyrics were added later by American composer, choral conductor, and educator, Peter J. Wilhousky in 1936.  The song that Carol of the Bells is  based on is a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk”.

The most interesting part of the music is the repetitive four-note ostinato – Bb – A – Bb – G as it appears in the beginning of the easy/intermediate arrangement.

Carol of the Bells has been performed in many genres, including classical music, metal, jazz, country, pop and rock. It has also been featured in movies, TV shows, and parodies.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Beginner Piano Sheet Music

Are you looking for a beginner/easy piano arrangement of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ to teach to your piano students or share with your piano teacher. If so, check out this very easy arrangement of the Christmas favorite!

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About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a 20th century story about one of Santa’s reindeer. The story was created in 1939 by Robert Lewis May, when he was working for the Montgomery Ward department store. In the story Rudolph is depicted as the ninth and youngest reindeer on Santa’s team. In the beginning he is ridiculed for being different. However, his red nose gets Santa’s attention and Santa’s asks him to guide the sleigh on Christmas eve.

The story is currently owned by The Rudolph Company. The song featured in this piano arrangement was written by composer, Johnny Marks, for the 1964 stop-action television special. In 2014 the story of Rudolph marked its 75th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of Rankin/Bass’s television special.

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25 Free Christmas Songs for Beginner – Easy Piano

Nothing makes it feel like the holidays have arrived quite like Christmas music. If you’re ready to have your kids bring a little Christmas cheer into your home, this collection of Christmas arrangements for beginner through easy piano will do the trick. If that doesn’t make you happy, this will…. every piano sheet music arrangement on this list is free to print. So click and print away!

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Beginner through Level 2

These arrangements are ideal for students that are just getting started through students that have been playing for 1-2 years. Each arrangement is available in PDF format, and Mp3 recording are often available for students to listen to as they practice.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for Piano Solo

We Three Kings for Piano Solo

O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Piano Solo

The First Noël for Piano Solo

O Christmas Tree for Piano Solo

Good King Wenceslas for Piano Solo

Angels We Have Heard On High for Piano Solo

Go, Tell It On The Mountain for Piano Solo

Up on the Housetop for Piano Solo

Level 3 through 5

These arrangements are ideal for students that have been playing for 2+ years. Each arrangement is available in PDF format, and Mp3 recording are often available for students to listen to as they practice.

Ding Dong Merrily On High for Piano Solo (French)

Coventry Carol for Piano Solo (Old English)

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for Piano Solo (English)

Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Jazz Piano

O Christmas Tree for Jazz Piano

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for Piano Solo

Dance of the Reeds (The Nutcracker) for Piano Solo

Arabian Dance (The Nutcracker) for Piano Solo

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for Piano Solo

Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano Solo

The Holly and the Ivy for Piano Solo

Deck the Halls for Piano Solo (Welsh Air)

Here We Come A-Wassailing (English) for Piano Solo

Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) for Piano Solo

He is Born, the Divine Christ Child for Piano Duet

O Little Town of Bethlehem for Piano Solo

 

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3 Memorable Christmas Recital Ideas

Want to make this year’s Christmas recital the most memorable yet. Give one of these ideas a try. They are sure to thrill your students and parents.

1) Invite a Special Guest

Invite Santa to attend your recital to take pictures with your students and pass out candy. In my area there’s a business called Santa Claus and Company. I booked Santa for my mom’s tea party and she loved it! The service is affordable and easy to arrange, and you’ll be providing an unforgettable moment for your students.

2) Get Parents Involved

Do you have a parent or two that plays an instrument? Ask them to play a duet with their child. It’s always great fun, and a great way to help parents create memorable moments with their kids.

3) Invite Guest Musicians

Invite a bass player and drummer to play along with a few of your piano students. Ask students if they’d be interested and pick the pieces. Find your guest artists and ask them to make a recording for your students to work with, or make a digital recoding with Finale or Band in a Box. On the morning of the recital you can ask these student to show up early for a run through. Playing live with pro players is sure to add an extra thrill to their day.

Christmas Recital Sheet Music

Need some piano sheet music ideas for your Christmas recital? Here’s a list of 25 free and paid arrangements for beginner through easy piano solo and duet.

Beginner through Level 2

Jingle Bells for Piano Solo (Pierpont)

Jingle Bells Boogie (Fling) for Piano Solo

O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Piano Solo

The First Noël for Piano Solo

O Christmas Tree for Piano Solo

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas for Piano Solo

Angels We Have Heard On High for Piano Solo

Go, Tell It On The Mountain for Piano Solo

We Three Kings for Piano Solo

Level 3-5

Carol of the Bells for Piano Solo

Silent Night (Gruber) for Piano Solo

Joy to the World for Piano Solo

Away in a Manger for Piano Solo

O Christmas Tree for Jazz Piano

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for Piano Solo

Dance of the Reeds (The Nutcracker) for Piano Solo

Arabian Dance (The Nutcracker) for Piano Solo

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for Piano Solo

Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano Solo

The Holly and the Ivy for Piano Solo

Deck the Halls for Piano Solo (Welsh Air)

We Wish You A Merry Christmas for Piano Solo

Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) for Piano Solo

He is Born, the Divine Christ Child for Piano Duet

Jingle Jazz | Five Christmas Carols for Easy Piano Digital Book

 

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